Thunderstorm Knocks out Hard Drive and Spares Modem

admin — March 4, 2016, 5:30 pm

A storm was coming through and I was using the computer. I was not really worried about lightning even though it was really cracking loud thunder outside. The rain was pouring down and I was typing on the computer when a loud crack was followed by the power going out. It must have hit a power transformer on a telephone pole and sent a surge through the lines. The surge suppressor worked, but a jolt must have come in through the Ethernet cable too. It ruined the network card and I had to get Alba Data Recovery to extract files off of the hard drive.

The computer would not boot when the power came back on. The series of beeps coming from the internal speaker on the motherboard indicated that the NIC (network interface card) was malfunctioning. That was when I suspected the surge came in through the modem and Ethernet cable. The modem seemed to be okay, and that is how it is with electronic devices. (mehr…)

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Recovery After an Unexpected Fall

admin — September 20, 2015, 4:30 pm

When it comes to my laptop, I treat it like a baby. I have a special case for the laptop to prevent any damage from happening to it. I always dust and vacuum the keyboard and blow the air vents clean. I do everything possible to keep my laptop in pristine condition, but sometimes, even my best efforts can’t overcome my clumsy nature. One day while I was moving my laptop to another room, I dropped it. The laptop landed on the carpet, so it didn’t receive any major damage, but I needed professional data recovery, because the hard drive stopped working.

I wanted to upgrade the hard drive to a solid state drive for a while, but I never got around to it. (mehr…)

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Trying to Learn How Jailbreak Phones

admin — October 17, 2014, 8:31 pm

I am doing a bit of home work at the moment. I figure that I have a free iphone that this friend of mine gave me and I am going to try to figure out how to do an ios 8 jailbreak. Of course the phone seemed worthless to the person who had it, because the screen was cracked. This guy had been skateboarding with the phone in his pocket and he had been in a pretty nasty wreck. I was there at the time and we went to my Mom’s place so that I could clean him up and stop him from bleeding all over everything. At any rate that is how I got the phone and I knew this guy who had another broken iphone of the same model. (mehr…)

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What Sort of Internet Do You Need

admin — October 8, 2014, 4:32 am

What sort of internet do you need to truly enjoy a 4k experience on you computer and tv. I am talking about whether or not you would be able to stream Netflix at 4k with any practical and affordable internet connection. Here they claim you can get a couple of types of what they call gigabit internet in this area. One is from North State Communications, which is not in my area and the other is U Verse which I am thinking about switching to at some point. If you went to then you could probably figure out what sort of internet there is for you to pick from in your area. I am not sure that they really give you a true gigabit internet any place though. U Verse apparently guarantees that you will get 45 megabytes per second, or maybe it is megabits, I really do not know which is which. At any rate that is not a thousand mb/s which is what a gigabit connection would apparently be defined as.

The minimum you would need for this 4k to work would be at least 17 mb/s or something like that. That is the number I have read. After all you are dealing with a picture that has four times as many pixels in it as a 1080p stream would have. I guess that before too long some one like Direct TV will figure out whether or not they want to start broadcasting in the standard, but it is not likely to be very soon. There just is not going to be a demand for it at the moment. The first thing to use this resolution will be small screen devices, the things that people hold in their hands and watch from less the length of their arm away.

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My Computer is Messed Up

admin — April 18, 2014, 4:32 am

I am not sure what is wrong with my computer, but it is really annoying and tough to figure out. I was thinking that I had downloaded something, but I have run a bunch of scans and I can not see which program is causing it and there is no evidence that shows it as a virus. However it is a malware problem I think, but exactly what I have yet to discover. It is not as though that stuff is easy to grab hold of usually and in this case I am not sure that it is not something else. I have to run another scan, but I am sort of worrying that it might be a hardware issue. (mehr…)

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Best Prices for Black Toner

admin — December 17, 2013, 5:32 pm

I work in an an office that has to print a lot of stuff, but unfortunately, our main printer just ran out of toner, and we do not have any more in stock in the back room. We just changed the company that we buy our supplies from, and apparently, according to my records, the new company does not carry the type of toner that we need for our printer. As such, I need to find a way to get some canon 128 black toner and I need to do so pretty quickly.

I am really hoping that it will not be too difficult to order some toner for the company. I am going to have to do it myself, since, as I said before, I can’t just simply order it the way that I would do with other supplies that are needed at the company. (mehr…)

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Programs for Cleaning Junk off of a Computer

admin — September 20, 2013, 12:33 am

I am working on trying to fix my mom’s computer, which is just loaded down with junk. By junk, I mean all sorts of different toolbars for browsers, and spyware, adware, and other sorts of things that you just really don’t need on a computer. I am not sure how my mom managed to get so many toolbars on the computer, but it is incredibly annoying to look at all of them. As such, I am looking to find a ccleaner program download right now, because it is a program that I have used before in the past to help clean up a computer for a friend.

One of my mom’s biggest problems is simply that her computer does not have enough RAM in order to run all of these toolbars without it just completely bogging down the computer. It is pretty ridiculous how slow the computer responds at times.

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These Guys Could Be the Next Big Thing in Computer Software and Hardware

admin — May 8, 2013, 4:34 pm

I love to surround myself with people who think big. There’s just something about the way that they see the world that encourages me to want to see things in the big picture as well. A lot of my friends challenge themselves to do things that others would not even think of, or would not think possible. For example I have a friend of mine right now who was looking at designing an operating system that he strongly thinks will be a challenge to Windows. He is using bug tracking tools in addition to other pieces of software to help him in the design of this operating system. Now, will it really work? Will it really be a successful as he thinks? I don’t know but one of the reasons why I enjoy having him as a friend is because he is not afraid to push himself and challenge himself.

They’re another group of people that I went to college with, and they are working together to try to design the next thing and handheld mobile devices. Now I have to say honestly that a lot of the technical jargon connected to this type of work is beyond me. It is not my field of expertise. However it is always enjoyable for me to sit down with them and listen to them talk so excitedly about the progress that they are having with the products that they’re designing. Again, I can ask myself really how successful will the work that they are doing be? I don’t know but, I am happy to have them around me as friends because they are not afraid to challenge themselves, and to try something that other people just are not ready to try.

Who knows, maybe in the next few years the latest most popular piece of computer software, or computer hardware will be made by these guys. But even if it is not I am still happy to say that they are my friends and I was able to sit by them as they’re going through the creative process.

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Reduce Your Cell Phone Bills During Foreign Trips

admin — February 15, 2013, 9:32 pm

Smart business men and women are always on the lookout for new horizons to capture and lucrative business deals to secure. In such a scenario, they have to travel a lot to locate such opportunities situated in any part of the world. It is especially important on their part to interact with their existing as well potential customers, business partners, governments, lobbyists, politicians etc. to stay ahead of the race to secure a portion of the market share. For most of these people, their cell phones are the primary mode of communication. The use of business phone systems can help them to save on their cell phone costs.

The needs of a business can be significantly different from that of another business. For some businesses, telephone conversation minutes are important while some others need internet connectivity on their cell phones. Wi-Fi connectivity can be necessary for some businesses, while some others may need a lot of text messages. In some cases, a business may need all of these facilities on their cell phones. Now, you have the ability to get SIM cards that are created with your specific requirements in mind. This way, you have a much better control of getting the best deal available in the market and also thus restricting your employees from misusing the cell phones provided to them.

If a business needs only text messaging facility in the SIM cards given to their employees, then providing conversational minutes can be a wasteful expense on the firm’s part. In addition to the money spend for purchasing these minutes, the employees are likely to engage in chit chat with their buddies at the firm’s expense and thus waste some of the work time. Thus, the use of business data SIM cards can help entrepreneurs to keep their employees focused on their job.

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Contracting for IT Support in London

admin — November 15, 2012, 1:30 am

We have a moderately sized business with rather modest administrative demands. For many years it was just my Dad and his secretary in the office, even though we had a rather substantial number of workers out in the field. He liked to keep things simple and so the office was not all that modern when I started taking over that part of the business. In fact we still only have seven people in the office. We do have modern computer equipment and the like, enough to cause us the occasional headache. I eventually contracted an IT support london company to provide me with the assistance that I need.

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